Welcome to the Panhellenic page for Delta Gamma Fraternity. We are a group of women who are eager to “Do Good” in our community, live by the morals of our founders, and to create lasting friendships. We are active members of the UCSD community, and strive to create an amazing college experience for our collegians and those around us.
Delta Gamma was founded by Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd, and Mary Comfort Leonard in 1873, at the Lewis School for Girls in Oxford, Mississippi. Our three founders sought to maintain high ideas and standards and to encourage intellectual growth and service in order to exemplify college women at their best. Delta Gamma has now become an international women’s fraternity that places strong dedication to personal values, academic achievement, leadership, and service. Delta Gamma encourages each member to strive for excellence and offers the programming and support to help each member reach that commitment.
Delta Gamma is one of the oldest women’s fraternities and the first to incorporate a foundation focus in 1951. Recently, DG has been working with TOMS Eyewear to promote our philanthropy, Service for Sight, which is an exciting new way that DG has been able to showcase and benefit our philanthropy! A fun fact about our chapter is that we have one initiated male member, George Banta, who was instrumental in establishing the first DG chapter outside of the Southern United States. We are the only Panhellenic group to have a flower registered with the American Rose Society, the “Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose,” and our mascot is the Hannah Doll, usually represented by a Raggedy Ann doll!
A clear expectation of Delta Gamma is that each member will strive to reach her full scholastic potential. Scholarship remains a high priority in our sorority and high scholastic achievement in DG allows for opportunities of scholarship or fellowships, rewards through the chapter, belonging to honorary societies, and further personal development. The Delta Gamma Foundation offers annual scholarships to qualifying members and additional undergraduate and graduate loans and grants. In addition to Panhellenic Council, our alumnae chapters have actively worked toward providing scholarships to new and active members, and have enabled women to further their education and experience with DG. In Delta Gamma at UCSD, scholarship is a top priority and the women in our chapter work hard every quarter to achieve grades that are among the highest in the Greek system!
Bronze, Pink, and Blue
December 25, 1973
National philanthropy: Service for Sight